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NHS Staff Earnings, Estimates - October-December 2008

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
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01 Oct 2008 to 31 Dec 2008


Based upon payments to staff between October and December 2008 we present estimates of annual basic pay and total earnings for NHS staff groups (excluding GPs and high street dentists). We've taken pay data from the 99 per cent of NHS organisations using the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) during the period. The methodology used to produce these estimates is available above.


Consultants are estimated to earn £119,400 per Full Time Equivalent (FTE) on the new contract, an increase of 4.5 per cent over the last 12 months. This compares to average FTE earnings of £101,900 for Consultants on the old contract. Note that this relates to NHS earnings only.


Last quarter's estimates ,and the estimates made 12 months ago, include some backdated pay as the Agenda for Change pay awards were implemented during those reporting periods. So, whilst these pay estimates presented here are considered robust, we do not recommend comparison with the periods mentioned as the influence of backdated pay within those periods makes comparisons misleading.

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